2024 Strategic Direction
Our goal this year is to continue strengthening our long-term commitment to our partners and communities by prioritizing multi-year grant increases, just as we did last year. This two-year project focuses on increasing the grant amount for many general operating grants as well as the allocation of multi-year grants across our portfolio. Additionally, as part of our ongoing efforts to learn and advance our mission, we are sharing more about how our programs and practices align with our values, including our commitment to racial equity. Over the course of the year, we will continue this work with more updates to follow.
Past Years' Reports
We maintained our commitment to provide partners with long-term flexible support with our regular grantmaking budget of ~$20M and distributed an additional ~$20M in COVID-19 responsive grants. This significant responsive grantmaking resulted in one-time shifts to the data that represents our usual practices. For example, where we usually award more multi-year grants than one-year grants for our long-term partners, all of our responsive grants to our partners in 2020 and 2021 were awarded as one-year grants.
Our responsive grantmaking included targeted quarterly grants to organizations providing food, essential supplies, cash, and rental assistance, or legal aid to families as well as flexible grants to support both families and our partners. This dual focus acknowledged both the families seeking support in higher numbers across the year and the various short-and long-term organizational needs of nonprofits that capably pivoted to meet community need.
We also responded to aligned collaborative funding opportunities, including:
The California Immigrant Resilience Fund, which provides direct cash assistance to families who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal and state safety net and relief programs.
Capacity grants to our partners managing Undocufunds in acknowledgment of associated administrative expenses.
The Together Toward Health initiative, which funds local community-based organizations that provide education, awareness, and outreach to populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Capacity grants to our partners participating in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in acknowledgment of the additional capacity required to enroll clients.
2021 Grant Data
$2,250 - $1,000,000
Average Grant Payment